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Duval County Public Schools

Duval County Public Schools faces about $1.3 million less in class-size penalties this year than last year.

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A House bill giving Florida school districts more flexibility in meeting class-size limits has yet to pass, but that may not stop the Duval County School Board from setting its own rules.

The board is considering a recommendation by Duval Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti to define class size limits by school average, rather than on a class-by-class basis.

The Central Florida Water Initiative, Toney Sleiman, and a freeze watch are in the headlines today.

A pair of South Florida lawmakers has filed a bill to establish a pilot program for single-gender classrooms in some Florida public elementary schools.  The proposal is drawing praise from proponents of single-sex education and criticism from opponents who say it promotes sex stereotypes.

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Adding an extra class period to the day so Duval County middle and high school students can take an elective is proving a popular decision.  So popular, in fact, that parents are complaining about overcrowding.